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ICIAI 2020 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Hui LEI (雷晖教授) - IEEE Fellow
Futurewei Technologies, USA

Hui Lei is Vice President and CTO of Cloud and Big Data at Futurewei Technologies, Inc. Previously he was CTO of Watson Health Cloud at IBM, an IBM Distinguished Engineer, and an IBM Master Inventor. He holds honorary titles of Visiting Professor, Adjunct Professor, or Guest Professor at Sun Yat-set University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Fudan University, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His technical interests include cloud computing, big data and AI engineering, and the Internet of Things. He has over 80 patents to his credit. Dr. Lei is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the IEEE Computer Society Golden Core, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, and a past Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Business Informatics and Systems. He has contributed to many international conferences as a General Chair, Program Committee Chair, Steering Committee Chair, or Keynote Speaker. He has been recognized with an IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award for "pioneering contributions to scalable access to real-world data" and an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Service Award for "continual and outstanding service to the society's mobile computing, cloud computing, and e-business communities." He received the B.S. degree from Sun Yat-sen University, an M.S. degree from New York University, and a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, all in Computer Science.

IEEE Fellow

PhD in Computer Science, Columbia University

Prof. Hui LeiFuturewei Technologies, USA

Prof. LI Qing (李青教授)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (香港理工大学)

Qing Li is currently a Chair Professor (Data Science) and the Head of the Department of Computing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Formerly, he was the founding Director of the Multimedia software Engineering Research Centre (MERC), and a Professor at City University of Hong Kong where he worked in the Department of Computer Science from 1998 to 2018. Prior to these, he has also taught at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia). Prof. Li served as a consultant to Microsoft Research Asia (Beijing, China), Motorola Global Computing and Telecommunications Division (Tianjin Regional Operations Center), and the Division of Information Technology, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia. He has been an Adjunct Professor of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and the Wuhan University, and a Guest Professor of the Hunan University (Changsha, China) where he got his BEng. degree from the Department of Computer Science in 1982. He is also a Guest Professor (Software Technology) of the Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) -- the leading university of the Zhejiang province where he was born. Prof. Li has been actively involved in the research community by serving as an associate editor and reviewer for technical journals, and as an organizer/co-organizer of numerous international conferences. Some recent conferences in which he is playing or has played major roles include APWeb-WAIM'18, ICDM 2018, WISE2017, ICDSC2016, DASFAA2015, U-Media2014, ER2013, RecSys2013, NDBC2012, ICMR2012, CoopIS2011, WAIM2010, DASFAA2010, APWeb-WAIM'09, ER'08, WISE'07, ICWL'06, HSI'05, WAIM'04, IDEAS'03,VLDB'02, PAKDD'01, IFIP 2.6 Working Conference on Database Semantics (DS-9), IDS'00, and WISE'00. In addition, he served as a programme committee member for over fifty international conferences (including VLDB, ICDE, WWW, DASFAA, ER, CIKM, CAiSE, CoopIS, and FODO). He is currently a Fellow of IET/IEE, a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of ACM-SIGMOD and IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering. He is the chairperson of the Hong Kong Web Society, and also served/is serving as an executive committee (EXCO) member of IEEE-Hong Kong Computer Chapter and ACM Hong Kong Chapter. In addition, he serves as a councilor of the Database Society of Chinese Computer Federation (CCF), a member of the Big Data Expert Committee of CCF, and is a Steering Committee member of DASFAA, ER, ICWL, UMEDIA, and WISE Society.

Chair Professor of Data Science and Head


Prof. LI QingThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Prof. Hayato YAMANA
Waseda University, JAPAN (日本早稻田大学)

Hayato YAMANA received his Dr. Eng. degree at Waseda University in 1993. He began his career at the Electrotechnical Laboratory (ETL) of the former Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), and was seconded to MITI's Machinery and Information Industries Bureau for a year in 1996. He was subsequently appointed Associate Professor of Computer Science at Waseda University in 2000, and has been a professor since 2005. From 2003 to 2004, he was IEEE Computer Society Japan Chapter Chair. Since 2015, he has been director of IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) and vice chairman of information and communication society of IEICE (the institute of electronics, information and communication engineers). At Waseda University, he has been deputy Deputy Chief Information Officer and WasedaX project director since 2015. His research area is big data analysis. Currently, his group engages in Japanese government funded project called “Secure Data Sharing and Distribution Platform for Integrated Big Data Utilization - Handling all data with encryption.” For more information, please refer to

Research area is big data analysis. Currently, his group engages in Japanese government funded project called “Secure Data Sharing and Distribution Platform for Integrated Big Data Utilization - Handling all data with encryption

Prof. Hayato YAMANA Waseda University, Japan


ICIAI 2020 Invited Speaker

Prof. Jerzy Surma
Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Prof. Jerzy Surma received his M.S. degree in computer science from Technical University of Wroclaw (Poland) in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree in Economics from Wroclaw University of Economics in 1993. He did a postdoctoral research at IFP Artificial Intelligence Lab in France, and then he completed the Executive Program at MIT Sloan School of Management. Prof. Surma was a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School and visiting professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell in the Operations and Information Systems Department. Currently he is an associate professor at Department of Computer Science and Digital Economy at Warsaw School of Economics. Jerzy Surma is also a director of Postgraduates Studies in Business Intelligence. His research interests include business intelligence, big data in business applications, social media analysis and mining, cyber threat intelligence, and adversarial machine learning. He published 3 research books and several dozen articles in the high-quality conferences and journals.
Professor Surma has been serving as editorial reviewer, track chair, and technical reviewer on many international conferences on Social Network Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Case Based Reasoning, Social Computing, Business Information Systems, and Security Informatics. For details, please refer to:

Department of Information Systems and Digital Economy
Director of Postgraduates Studies in Business Intelligence

Prof. Jerzy Surma Warsaw School of Economics, Poland